New York: Press of Joel Munsell, 1875. First edition. Hardcover. 471pp. Large octavo [24.5 cm] Rebound in plain red cloth with marbled endpapers and new endleaves. Contemporary numerical notations in the margins of the pages. Good +. Item #54429
Sabin points out at the beginning of this work that he has had the privilege of compiling many catalogues, but he has not up until this point "had the pleasure of preparing a catalogue in which almost every book possesses special importance..." He then highlights some of the finest examples in Menzies's collection listed in the catalogue including, Early Printed Books containing some fine specimens by the inventors of Printing, specimens of American Typography (some of the rarest in this catalogue), 50 titles of books printed by William Bradford, the first printer in the middle colonies, and at least twenty titles printed by Benjamin Franklin.